San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon  CA  94583

Friday through Sunday
Oct. 18-20, 2019

Our Theme: The Science of Radio

 Pacificon gives you three great days of activities for one low cost:
* A full slate of outstanding Forum
presentations about a wide range of amateur radio topics
* Gordon West
* Bob Heil
* Youth Forum with Carole Perry
* A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits
* An outdoor Swap Meet
* QRP activities
* Youth Activities
* Electronics kit building and soldering instruction
* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to pass the amateur radio Technician license examination and get your first amateur radio license
* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to upgrade to the General Class level.
* Two days of License Testing
* A Special Events Station where you can operate and contact other hams worldwide, even if you don't have a General or Extra Class license
* A wonderful Banquet with Keynote Speaker
* Our annual Wouff Hong Initiation ceremony
* A chance to hear about and discuss important national amateur radio issues with top ARRL leaders
* A chance to win radios and other great prizes throughout the convention

And perhaps the best part -
a chance to interact and share information with lots of other amateur radio enthusiasts to further (or begin) your own knowledge and to advance the hobby.
Pacificon Announcements

Pacificon 2019 T-Shirts are now available for pre-order. Order on-line and pick them up at Pacificon with no shipping charge. See our T-Shirt page for details.

Carole Perry, WB2MGP is coming back to Pacificon! She will be conducting her Youth Forum is for teachers, scout leaders, instructors, youth leaders using ham radio, or anyone wanting to share ideas about incorporating ham radio in school, camp, club, or scout settings. Time and location at not yet finalized, but will be added when we have them. See the Youth Forum page.

Our Brochure is ready for downloading and printing. See our Brochure page.

Parachute Mobile will be back for 2019! See the details on our Parachute Mobile page.

Registration is Open!
The web site is launched.


PACIFICON is looking for qualified people to give presentations at our next conference. Just a few of the topics we're looking for include tuning duplexers, coax termination, configuring certain handheld radios, fundamentals of radio technology, antennas, public service, emergency response, digital communications, maker kits and just about any other subject of interest to hams.

If you are interested in presenting at PACIFICON, please go to our
Speaker Proposals page
to complete the speaker application

and THANK You!

Volunteer at PACIFICON

Volunteers make all the difference at Pacificon.
We need your help in all areas to make Pacificon the best conference possible. Whether it be registration, security, the talk-in station, forums or any of the many other events, we can use your help. Even just a couple of hours will be appreciated. We also need volunteers to help plan and prepare for the Big Weekend. Go to our Volunteers registration page

Pacificon 2019 T-Shirts are Available!
Hip-Ham Shirts will again offer customized Pacificon T-shirts.
See our T-Shirts page for details and a link to order.

A few shirts will be made available at the show for purchase at the Hip Ham Shirts booth,
but they sell out quickly. Order on-line now and get free delivery at Pacificon.

Courtesy of Randy Hall, K7AGE
Thank you, Randy!

PACIFICON 2018 Introductory Video

Most of the images on this web site are provided by MDARC's photographer extraordinaire,
Pete Harris, KE6ZIW. Thank you, Pete!


Pacificon 2019

is the ARRL Pacific Division
Annual Conference
presented by the
Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.